How long will my knee replacement last?
Artificial joints are made to last for a long time. The materials used should be able to withstand the routines of active people. Most knee replacements last 10 to 15 years, however, there is research being done to see how we can make these artificial joints last even longer.
Total knee replacements tend to last longer than partial knee replacements. You are more likely to need another knee replacement if you are overweight or do regular heavy, manual work. It is important to have regular X-rays of your knee to review how your new joint is doing.
Your surgeon will advise you on how often you should have an X-ray – it maybe every 5 years or so. If you have any complications like loosening or wearing away of your new knee joint, you may require revision surgery to fix this.